WARWICK, RI — Warwick Officer Damien Andrews was checking in with bouncers at The Trap, 195 Old Forge Road Oct. 20 at 12:44 a.m. when they asked him to remove a Coventry man from the building who had been fighting and was illegally carrying brass knuckles, and arrested him.
Andrews followed the bouncers into the building when they broke off their conversation with him to break up the fight, according to the officers report. Inside, he saw a large group of people surrounding a fight. The bouncers who had broken up the fight asked Andrews to remove Nicholas Charron, 23, of 18 Airport Road, Coventry. Andrews obliged and escorted Charron outside the building, according to the report.
Once outside, Charron turned to face Andres and became, “slightly aggressive,” according to the officer’s account, and asked him why he had been escorted out of the bar. Andrews placed Charron against his patrol car and searched him for weapons, finding a set of brass knuckles in the man’s front right pocket, according to the report.
When asked why he was carrying the weapon, Andrews reported, Charon said it was for protection. Andrews informed him the weapon was illegal and arrested him on one count of possession of weapons other than firearms, brass knuckles, and also for disorderly conduct.
Charron was transported to Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, where he was processed and released into the custody of his brother, with a Third District Court summons to answer the charge.